We have 2 options today for our walking tour:
Begin your city tour at the Cusco Cathedral and enjoy some incredible panoramic views of the city, tour visiting the Main Square, known in Inca times as Huacaypata or “The Warriors Square”, this was the scene for many key events in Cusco’s history. The Cathedral, built between 1560 and 1664 with large stones of red granite taken from the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, is one of the most imposing structures in the city, It also houses one of the most significant collections of gold and silver work of the colonial period, elaborately engraved wooden altars and a beautiful collection of oil on canvas paintings from the Escuela Cusqueña.
We’ll continue to Koricancha and the Convent of Santo Domingo. The Convent was built on the amazing Koricancha (or site of gold), the most important temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun and whose walls were covered with sheets of gold. This Convent was built on a foundation of polished stone structures, the most finely crafted in Cusco, taken from the Inca sanctuary.
We finished our visit in San Pedro market, a local market, one of Peru’s most colorful and vibrant markets. Return to the hotel.
Visit to San Blas Quartier by the ancient road of Hatun Rumiyoc. It is a narrow pedestrian street, famous for its Inca walls where huge stones are precisely carved to fit together without mud or concrete. You’ll find the masterpiece, a 12-angled stone, about halfway down the street.
One of its main characteristics are its streets that are crossed in zig zag while you appreciate the architecture and the buildings.
The neighborhood of San Blas is also known as the “Neighborhood of the artists or the neighborhood of craftsmen” due to the shops and workshops that are in the area. San Blas also houses one of the oldest churches in Cusco called “The Church of San Blas” which was built in 1563.
We can also visit San Pedro market, a local market, one of Peru’s most colorful and vibrant markets.
You will drive with your guide to the nearby ruins of Cuzco, such as Sacsayhuaman Fortress with his immense walls of temples made up of huge stones distributed in a zigzag pattern, there, you will enjoy a light picnic lunch in Sacsayhuaman which includes salad, sandwich or wrap, desert, bottle of water, red or white wine (Peruvian’s brands) and a soda with great views.
Then you will continue to the red Fort Puca Pucara, Qenko Amphitheatre and Tambomachay, the Inca baths. After an impressive tour you will turn back to the hotel.